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Beautiful idea.


Preservation has many meanings, from the physical to the spiritual. At the most basic – and perhaps the most important – level it can denote survival. Hence the idea of protection, inherent in the term. But while the word often implies a kind of stability, or even stasis, preservation also comes about through transformation: wild animal preserves come to exist only by being separated from hunting grounds; fruit preserves are made from hours and hours of boiling, creating a sweet, lasting essence.

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Identity in Space

A very well thought out hypothesis. A personal favourite scene in this film. We could do with more considered critiquing of art and film.

chess sets

Strange how things stick in your head and don’t let go and you return to them again and again.

“re-animated, re-configured and re-claimed object a Readymake

It is still the Knight that enthrals me. I would happily have a whole game set just with these pieces. Truth be told whilst there are hundreds of great chess piece designs, I have never found a whole set where I am 100% delighted with all of the pieces.


Man Ray bishop

The best option might be a set of disparate but complementer pieces? Getting the weight, material, colour/tone of all the pieces to ‘match’ would be a very interesting occupation/hobby. Sounds like a new pastime/meme to me.

brainstorm palimpsest scrapbook

something with a Chinese puzzle ball base

eggshaped-weighted-base non-topple Castle in the Pyrenes Magritte rook
Duchamp knight
Man Ray bishop
a queen with a slowmotion splash crown
Calvert-esque stupa king sans cross
Elongated neck Cluedo-gamepiece-like Staunton pawn



Estudio Extramuros




The front cover of the French version of Here by Richard McQuire. Just like a Hopper painting it seems full of potential, intrigue and threat?


Fantastic art. A modern fairytale set within a fantasy architectural environment.


The great Thomas Dolby


Of course loving everything mechanical I find this absolutely fascinating.

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Running the entire tube network to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK and War Child

Big American Night

The Notebook of James A. Reeves


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A curated glimpse into a world of infinite beauty and creativity.

The Woodring Monitor

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SFF Chronicles

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Jacket Mechanical

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Discovering London

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